Every bride wants to look her best on her wedding day. There are a lot of beauty advice and beauty treatments that it can become confusing. What do you really need? What will really make a difference? Read on below for my personal tips!
The Ultimate Bridal Beauty Guide for Dubai Weddings
1. Facial Skin Care Routine
You have to start a disciplined facial skin routine ideally 6 months before the wedding, or at least 3 months if you don’t have much time. If you have less time, then start right now!
The formula is simple: Exfoliate once a week, then follow a cleanse, tone, treat, and moisturize twice a day! MOST IMPORTANT is to always put sunblock on your face, neck and hands before going out and when going wedding shopping to protect your skin from sun damage.
The products do not need to be expensive as long as you are dedicated in following a routine. Just look how these affordable two products SHOCKINGLY changed my skin in just 90 days.
2. Professional Beauty Treatments
If you have the budget for lasers, microdermabrasion and chemical peels, then do this 3-6 months before the wedding date because you do not want to risk redness or inflammation caused by these treatments. Schedule a hydrating, cleansing, mild facial one week before the wedding to get rid of the last-minute blackheads and get that glow
3. Hair Care
Oil your hair at least once a week to get it soft and smooth. Avoid trying a new haircut and treatment that may spell disaster!
If you are coloring your hair, do it two months prior, and make sure to schedule a roots appointment one week before the wedding.
You can also do your own DIY Protein treatment at home with this super simple Avocado Protein Hair Mask with Oil
4. Hair Removal
Depending on the method you want to remove your hair, you will need to follow a different timeline. Professional laser hair removal for example needs you to start consulting 2-3 months before the wedding date.
If you are going for waxing, the last wax session has to be at least 4 days before the wedding date. Why? This leaves enough time for your skin to calm down so you don’t have last minute redness, but at the same time, hair will not regrow.
I strongly don’t recommend shaving for this particular occasion as you may get regrowth in 24 hours and will be too much hassle.
5. Dental Care
Teeth whitening is one good option to get a perfect smile but do it one month prior to the big day so your teeth can look natural and not TOO white.
For veneers or other more complex treatments, this can be done 3 months before so you’re not stressed on time.
6. Makeup Artist and Hairstylist
Schedule this at least 3 months before the wedding or earlier to make sure you reserve your date! I encounter lot of brides who may be disappointed because I am already booked on their preferred date. So, if you already have a wedding date, MESSAGE ME now so I can pencil you into my calendar!
7. Mani and Pedi
You don’t want your nails to chip even before your big day. My personal recommendation is doing this 2 days before the wedding, not earlier than that. Also get a matching polish in case of emergency on your wedding day.
It is also useful to learn how to maintain your nails as you won’t have enough time post-wedding.
8. Massage and Body Treatments
You want to be relaxed and super chill on your wedding day so it is a good idea to schedule this 1-2 days before. If you are staying in a hotel, schedule this with the hotel’s spa a day before for a super lovely experience.
9. Have Lots of Water and Sleep
If you are the type who does not sleep the required 7-8 hours and drink at least 8 glasses of H20, then better start now. Believe me, this simple change will make so much difference to your skin and hair!
10. Diet and Exercise
I am not a believer of fad diets, my advice is if you need to lose weight, just cut down on eating carbs like sugar, rice, bread, and pasta. Also cut down on desserts, oily food and junk, processed food. If you stick to a healthy vegetable and protein diet plus 1 hour of cardio for at least three months… you will surely lose that muffin top. (And your skin will look so much better!)
And BONUS tip…Smile!
A smile can do wonders for your face. Just enjoy your experience and chill! Do not stress out and you will automatically radiate a positive glow and aura!